KEMRI Nairobi Data Analyst Job Vacancy

  • Opening date: 17/06/16 Vacancy No. K35-05-16
  • POSITION: Data Analyst (1 position) MR9-11 (grading depends on qualifications)
  • REPORTING TO: Influenza Program Manager


The data analyst’s position requires the incumbent to perform various data management, processing and analysis functions for the influenza program in an accurate and timely fashion.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, or Mathematics, from a recognized university. Relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • 2 years’ Experience in a busy data processing, management and analysis field
  • Excellent knowledge and working experience of at least on statistical package for data manipulation and analysis (STATA, SPSS, SAS) and database software (SQL server, MS Access)
  • Experience in data cleaning and performing quality assurance procedures
  • Experience in working with electronic data collection systems in clinical settings will be an added advantage.


  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the data management process and the data being managed.
  2. Participate in design of data collection tools and data capture applications
  3. Design and manage databases and data entry/capture procedures
  4. Be involved in data downloading and uploading from mobile devices such as PDAs, Netbooks and Smartphones.
  5. Participate in developing data analysis plans in consultation with the study investigators and statistician
  6. Participate in data retrieval, analysis and interpretation
  7. Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/ or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks
  8. Perform various data manipulations, analysis and generate reports and tables as required
  9. Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling
  10. Work with other team members and investigators on various tasks as requested
  11. Perform additional responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor

Applications MUST include the following:

  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • 3 letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

Terms of Employment: 1 (one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months. Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications are due no later than: 8th July 2016 to: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P. o. Box 1578, Kisumu. Or email to recruitment@kemricdc.org

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